Last August, Nahid Bhadelia traveled to Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic’s peak, hermetically clad in the protective spacesuit-like gear of a biosafety level 4 researcher. Funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Bhadelia went there to share her expertise on infection control and to help care for patients infected with the virus. A year later, the […]
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points Monday morning, recovered some, but closed off more than 3.5 percent in a volatile day that saw Wall Street reflecting market turmoil in China and elsewhere around the globe. Why did it happen? BU economist Laurence Kotlikoff says it was fear rather than sound economics […]
BU Today is covering this year’s First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) live via Twitter for the rest of the week. Share your FYSOP experience under the hashtag #fysop26, and we’ll post your comments today through Friday in the player above.
It’s officially here: Move-in 2015, the annual onslaught of undergraduates arriving on the Charles River Campus. In anticipation, several BU offices, including Housing, Dining, Parking, Orientation, and the BU Police Department, have spent much of the summer strategizing over details to make it go as smoothly as possible. An estimated 1,600 students were expected Monday, among […]
Hundreds of freshmen and transfer students arrive on campus today to volunteer for BU’s annual First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP), a hugely popular service-based program run by the Community Service Center. During the week before classes start, students will engage in community service projects at sites across Boston. There were just 33 participants the year […]